HCPSS recognizes the importance of providing a healthy learning environment for all students and staff members. In an effort to identify and correct conditions that may have an impact on air quality, HCPSS has established an Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) program that proactively maintains proper indoor environments and responds to community members' concerns.
The IEQ data provided below comes directly from the HCPSS IEQ site.
Complete the online IEQ Concern form to submit a concern about the indoor environmental quality of a HCPSS building or facility. The Office of the Environment addresses each concern by contacting the individual and performing an environmental assessment of the reported area.
August 23rd, 2019
Tracking Number: CXBWES2019000102
|New Portable (No Number)
|Condensation was observed on the portables whiteboard and flooring (floor tile).
October 1st, 2020
Tracking Number: CXBWES202000018B
|Front Office/Admin Suite
|When the admin team enters the building we are experiencing running noses and cold like symptoms. This only happens when we enter the office.
September 5th, 2023
Tracking Number: CXBWES20230002BA
|For the past year my children have been complaining of headaches that require going home from school. In particular, my younger child has been suffering from headaches almost weekly towards the end of the school year last year and already on week two in the building the headaches have returned. No headache complaints have occurred while out of school. There was elevated humidity in her classroom the first week of school (70%) that has now been addressed by maintenance, however, there are many other rooms in the school with the same issue and I am greatly concerned about the indoor air quality at the school and potential mold growth from a poorly functioning HVAC system and high humidity in many of the rooms. Multiple work orders have been placed over many years to address the HVAC system and the problems have continued to persist. Please address this issue as soon as possible.
September 17th, 2023
Tracking Number: CXBWES20230002BC
|Visited the classroom on back to school night and the air was humid and stuffy with a noticeable musty damp smell.
A full listing of published concerns is available on this school's page on the HCPSS IEQ site.
The IEQ program includes system-wide scheduled and standardized walk-through reviews of each HCPSS school, conducted twice a year. The process is based off the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Indoor Air Quality recommendations for schools. One walkthrough is conducted by a school-based IEQ team of parents, staff, students, and community members, trained by the HCPSS Office of the Environment, to identify and report potential indoor environmental issues. The second walkthrough is performed by an HCPSS industrial hygienist, who assesses each school building, such as its mechanical equipment, areas above drop-ceilings, and the exterior.
All previously published IEQ concerns, reports from external contractors, and school walk-through reports for previous school years are archived on the IEQ Report Archive.
In compliance with state regulations, HCPSS is testing all schools for the presence of lead in drinking water. Details on the testing schedule, procedures, etc., as well as test results and reports for individual schools can be found on the HCPSS website.